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#3136 of 3419 Re: 2005 Elantra 35K miles - Timing belt? [saluki1991]
Feb 24, 2009 (9:10 pm)
I go by mileage for servicing on my 2004 Elantra (sort of--see below). Five years ago I asked the service manager at the Hyundai dealership where I bought it about service intervals, and he said going by mileage is fine. (Should have gotten that in writing I guess!) It's at almost 42k miles and my current rate is about 7k a year. The way I figure it, the timing belt gets zero wear when the car is not running. I do change the oil every 3500 miles or so because that's the interval that my local dealership gives me free oil changes for (actually 3750 but they aren't too picky), and 6 months is as long as I'd want to go on dino oil (oil does break down with time).
Of course, if the timing belt breaks after 5 years and before I change it at 60k miles, Hyundai could deny a warranty claim. So there is some risk there. You have to decide if you are willing to accept that risk.
#3137 of 3419 Help me out here - Am I crazy?
Mar 03, 2009 (12:45 pm)
We have a 2007 Elantra Limited which is great - there are only three small problems. One of them is making me question my memory.
If I recall, when the car was new, the dome light would come on after withdrawing the key from the ignition. Now it does not. The light still works and is set to the same position (door). I cannot find any mention of the courtesy light in the owner's manual, so now I am thinking "was that feature always there, or did I imagine it for the past two years?"
I just want to know if this feature exists before I ask the dealer to fix it.
Thanks so much!
Mar 03, 2009 (12:46 pm)
Are mudguards covered under the bumper to bumper warranty for the Elantra? I have one which is cracked and needs to be replaced.
#3139 of 3419 Re: mudguards [percussionist]
Mar 03, 2009 (1:55 pm)
If they were on the car when the dealer sold it to you, they should be. I've had other cosmetic stuff on the exterior (e.g. black tape on window frame) repaired under warranty. I suppose the question of whether the mud flap was subject to abnormal wear could be brought up (as if they could prove it), but if you know the service writers at the dealership at all, they will probably take care of you.
Mar 04, 2009 (6:51 am)
Did you see my post (3137) about the dome light? I figure if anyone knows the answer to this, it is you.
Mar 04, 2009 (11:22 am)
I don't own that generation of Elantra so I don't think I can help you on the dome light. You've already checked the dome light switch. Just have the dealer take a look at it next time you are there for an oil change etc.
#3142 of 3419 2007 Hyundai Elantra needs new transmission
Mar 03, 2009 (7:13 am)
I have a 2007 Hyundai Elantra with 34,000 miles that needs new transmission. It stared with the car shuttering between 35-40 mph then sometimes it would be like it missed a gear around 35-40mph. Took it to the dealer they said transmission fluid need changed. Had it done. Put 400miles on it. went back to the dealer still doing same thing. Now they say it needs a new transmission. It will be replaced under warranty.
I was wondering if any one else is having this kind of trouble with this model or maybe this is just a rarer occurrence for this model.
#3143 of 3419 Battery for 2004 Elantra
Mar 04, 2009 (6:57 pm)
The OEM battery on my 2004 Elantra is failing. Can I change it myself, or do I have to go to a dealer? Reason I ask, is that I read somewhere that Hyundai has some peculiar design which allows only a very limited number of batteries. What size/type/code battery do I need, and where can I buy it? And can I install it myself without some outlandish tools? Thank you!
#3144 of 3419 Re: Battery for 2004 Elantra [PatMatHat]
Mar 04, 2009 (7:34 pm)
I got a replacement for the battery in my 2001 Elantra (same basic design as 2004) at Sears a few years ago. There must be places besides Sears that offer batteries that fit the Elantra. Make a few calls or do some searching on the Web. Any good battery shop will be able to tell you what battery fits your Elantra. You could probably install it yourself if you are handy with tools, but in my experience the installation charge for a battery is pretty reasonable. When you have the shop install it, they can also dispose of the old one for you--one more job you don't have to do.